OUR TAKE
This is good news to all iPhone fans who are looking for a very portable, very affordable and yet has great featur. The iPhone SE is even currently the most budget friendly smartphone from the Apple.

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It features the A13 Bionic processor which is currently the fastest processor, superb design, portable, colorful display and very clear camera though it lacks the night mode feature and 5G network.

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PROS
• It is very affordable
• Budget friendly
• Impressive performance
• Great cameras
• Features the Touch ID
• Great value for money

CONS
• Small screen display
• No night-mode camera feature
• Big bezels.
• Battery power is not top notch.

IPhone SE 2020


REVIEW

Introduction

The old iPhone SE model was discontinued in 2018 but was later re-continued in April 2020. It comes in three versions: the 64GB internal storage version, the 128GB version and the 256GB version and their prices slightly ascend in that order. The iPhone SE is available in the following carriers: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Xfinity Mobile and Visible.

Display

iPhone SE features a Retina HD LCD display on its 4.7-inch screen coupled with its wide color, Dolby Vision, and HDR10 resulting in a colorful display. It also has a resolution of 1334×750 pixels which equates to a pixel density of 326 PPI and a 1400:1 contrast ratio.

It also features P3 wide color support for bright, multi-touch capabilities and natural colors with up to 625 nits brightness; True-tone which works hand in hand with the ambient light sensor for detecting and modifying the color intensity in a confined space for a more natural and real life experience. The iPhone SE also features the Haptic Touch which is very similar to the 3D Touch, just that this is best described as a press and hold operation with haptic feedback.

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Performance

The iPhone SE comes with the A13 Bionic chipset which is currently the fastest processor, RAM size of 3GB and an internal storage of 64GB, 128GB or 256GB for better performance, efficiency and excellent multi tasking experience.

Then for the performance test, the iPhone SE scored 1300 for low impact tasks and 3100 for multi core test. This is very comparable to the iPhone 11 pro which scored 3500. It also features the iOS 13 operating system and would receive the iOS 14 update.

Body

The iPhone SE has a dimensions of 5.45 x 2.65 x 0.29 inches and weighs 5.22 oz which is very similar to the iPhone 8. So if you are looking for a portable and yet modern iPhone with great features, then this is what you need. IPhone SE has three color variants: black, red and white.

Both the front and the back chassis of the iPhone SE is made of Ion-strengthened glass and a color-matching aluminum band varying from white, black or red for the frame. Though the glasses are protected with oleophobic coating.

Also featured are thick bezels at the top and bottom though these bezels could be a turnoff. It also features the Touch ID Home button which also serves as the fingerprint-based biometric authentication. It has the IP68 water and dust resistance rating which means it can stay in water for few minutes when accidentally dunked.

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Camera

The iPhone SE has a super clear and amazing camera quality with a 7MP selfie camera which has an aperture of f/2.2 and features the portrait mode, wide color capture, QuickTake feature and Depth control support. The front camera can record 1080 pixel HD video at 30 frames per second.

Then at the back, you will find a single 12MP rear camera with an aperture of f/1.8. The rear camera also features the wide color capture, next-generation Smart HDR for improved highlights and shadow details, LED True Tone flash with Slow Sync capabilities, optical image stabilization and support for Portrait Mode & Portrait Lighting.

Though the night mode feature isn’t supported but the camera is still very top notch and clear and is even comparable to the iPhone 11. IPhone SE lacks the ultra wide camera which was featured in the iPhone 11 & iPhone 12 and the telephoto camera which was featured in the iPhone 11 pro & iPhone 12 pro.

Battery

Just like the iPhone 8, the IPhone SE features a mediocre 1821mAh battery capacity though this isn’t impressive for a 2020 smartphone. It has thirteen hours of video playback, eight hours when streaming videos and 40 hours audio playback.

It also features the fast charging and up to 50% could be charged in 30 minutes. It has a 7.5W wireless charging coupled with a built-in wireless charging accessories (Qi-based).

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SPECIFICATIONS AND PROPERTIES

General

ManufacturerIPhone
ModelSE2 or SE 2020
Launch DateApril 15, 2020
Release DateApril 24, 2020
WarrantyOne (1) year

Operating system

OS typeiOS
Version13
User InterfaceYes

Performance

ChipsetApple A13 Bionic
ProcessorHexa-core (dual-core 2650 mHz Lightning plus 1800 mHz Thunder)
Visual/Graphics processor4-core Apple GPU
Architecture64 bit
RAM size3GB

Storage

Internal64GB/128GB/256GB storage
ExpansibleNo

Display

Screen Size4.7 inches (11.94cm)
Resolution750 x 1334 pixels
TypeRetina IPS LCD
Colors16M Colors
Aspect Ratio16:9
Pixel Density326
Screen To Body Ratio65.4%
Screen protectionIon-strengthened glass, oleophobic coating and wide color gamut
Touch Screen Type
Capacitive touchscreen
Other featuresWide color gamut, True-tone, 625 nits max brightness

Camera

Rear Camera

Number of camerasOne (1)
Video4K @ 24/30/60fps & 1080p @ 30/60/120/240fps
Image2160p
FeaturesQuad-LED dual-tone flash, HDR,
OIS, stereo sound recording, panorama
Wide
Pixel12 MP
Aperturef/1.8
Sensor sixe1/3"
Unit cell size1.22 μm
Other features28mm focal length,
PDAF, OIS

Selfie Camera

Pixel7 MP
Aperturef/2.2
FeaturesHDR, gyro-EIS
Video1080p @ 30fps

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Battery

Battery TypeLi-Ion
Battery Capacity1821 mAh
Battery Placementnon-removable
Charging RateUp to 50% in 30 min
Charging FeaturesFast charging 18W, Qi wireless charging

Features

Features and sensorsFingerprint, Gyroscope, Compass, Accelerometer, Proximity, Barometer, Siri natural language commands and dictation

Sim

TypeNano-SIM, eSIM
QuantityDual SIM

Dimension

Length5.45 inches (138.4mm)
Width2.65 inches (67.3mm)
Thickness0.29 inches (7.3mm)
Weight5.22 oz (148 g)

Design

TypeBar
ColorBlack, White, Red
IP Ratingwater and dust resistant
KeysLeft side: Volume adjustment buttons.
Right side: Lock/Unlock key

Body Material

FrontGlass
BackGlass
FrameAluminum

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Network

Technology2G, 3G and 4G
Browsing SpeedHSPA 42.2/5.76 with Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat16 1024/150 with Mbps, EV-DO Rev.A with 3.1 Mbps

Connectivity

WiFiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, hotspot
USBLightning, USB 2.0
BluetoothVersion 5.0, A2DP, LE
3.5mm Headphone JackNo
GPSGPS with A-GPS, GLONASS
NFCYes

Media

MediaWireless screen share, Additional
Noise cancellation microphone, Video Playback, Video out, Loudspeaker, Handsfree

IPhone SE 2020

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POSSIBLE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

Q: Is this the new iPhone SE version?
A: Yes it is and was released in April 2020


Q: Is this the unlocked version?
A: Yea. This version can use any network carrier though it might not work with Verizon


Q: If I may ask, what’s the generation of this version?
A: This is the 2nd generation iPhone SE.


Q: Ok but please can you elaborate more on the 2020 versions?
A: A2296 (Global), A2275 (USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands) and A2298 (China)


Q: How many rear cameras does this smartphone have?
A: This features a single rear camera though this lone camera is super alluring and can be compared to that of iPhone 11.


Q: Does it support screen mirroring?
A: Yes it supports screen mirroring.


Q: What is the display size of iPhone SE?
A: It has a 4.7 inch display.


Q: Is the iPhone SE water resistant?
A: Yes and can stay up to 30 minutes in 1.5 meters depth of water.


Q: Please tell me the battery capacity of this device?
A: The iPhone SE features a mediocre battery capacity of 1821mAh.


Q: Do I have to buy a headphone or it comes with one?
A: No, It does not come with headphone.


Q: Can I know the Operating system?
A: It features the iOS 13


Q: Does this phone support wireless charging?
A: Yes the iPhone SE supports it.


Q: Does the iPhone SE fast charge?
A: Yes, It features the fast charge and charges up to 50% in 30 minutes.


Q: What’s its weight?
A: The iPhone SE weighs 5.22 oz (148 g)


Q: Is this 5G enabled?
A: No, it doesn’t feature the 5G network.


Q: I want to know if iPhone maintain the IPS LCD display which was featured in the older version?
A: No, the 2020 version features the Retina IPS LCD.

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